Get the Wikinvest Stock Quotes Plugin

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I activate the Stock Quotes Plugin in Blogger?
A: Please follow the instructions on this page.

Q: I have a ticker or a company name in my post, but the Stock Quotes plugin isn't picking it up. What should I do?
A: The Stock Quotes plugin usually won't pick up terms that are ambiguous. For example, "CEO" could be the ticker symbol for CNOOC, the Chinese offshore oil drilling company, or it could be the acronym for Chief Executive Officer. In these cases, take advantage of the explicit linking syntax - Put your ticker or keyword in between double square brackets [[TICKER OR KEYWORD]]. For example, put [[CEO]] where you'd like to have a quote in your post, and the Stock Quotes Plugin will pick it up.

Q: What price does the Stock Quotes plugin show?
A: Wikinvest Stock Quotes will show the most recent price for the stock, delayed 15-20 minutes for most exchanges.1

Q: Is the Stock Quotes Plugin subject to terms of use?
A: Yes. Please read Wikinvest Stock Quotes Plugin terms of use terms of use.

Q: How does the Stock Quotes Plugin decide which quotes to suggest?
A: The Stock Quotes Plugin automatically searches your posts for possible ticker symbols and company names and then matches it against the Wikinvest database.

Q: What other functionality is available with the Stock Quotes plugin?
A: You can change your settings so that the Stock Quotes plugin suggests links to other background research on Wikinvest which may interest your readers - for example, definitions of key financial terms. As before, you approve each link when you save a post. To try out these options, visit "settings" from within your blogging platform

Q: Which blog platforms is the Wikinvest Stock Quotes plugin compatible with?
A: For now, the Stock Quotes plugin is available on Blogger (Blogspot), all current versions of Wordpress (v2.3 or later) and all current versions of Movable Type (v4.1 or later).

Q: What if I don't use any of these platforms?
A: We are hoping to release the Stock Quotes Plugin for other platforms as well. Please send us an email at with your blog URL and a Wikinvest administrator will try to work with you on setting up the plugin on your blog.

Q: If I need more help or need to talk to someone, where do I go?
A: Send an email to We'll usually respond within an hour during business hours

Q: I use blogspot, and when, while writing a post, I click on the bookmarked link for stockquotes, I get a warning message that says "Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page? You will lose any unsaved work." Is this true? What should I do.
A: Click "continue" - this is an unfortunate, and incorrect, warning message that will appear only while using blogspot and Internet Explorer. Trust us, you will not lose any of your work, despite what the warning may say. Clicking continue will merely insert stock quotes in your post. We would love to be able to supress this warning message as we know it may scare our users unecessarily, but unfortunately it's not possible.

1Stock price data is 15 minute delayed for NASDAQ, 20 minute delayed for AMEX and NYSE. Quotes for some foreign stocks may be delayed by a day

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